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Pipelines for progress

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories is sharpening its focus on select historically Black colleges and universities with its Securing Top Academic Research and Talent, or START, program. START builds academic partnerships that align with Sandia’s mission needs to fuel research collaboration and expose prospective underrepresented students to cutting-edge national laboratory work. In turn, Sandia […]

Black engineer awards distinguish Sandia Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Ten Sandia National Laboratories engineers received Black Engineer of the Year Awards this year, including Most Promising Scientist in Government, Research Leadership, Science Spectrum Trailblazers and Modern-Day Technology Leaders. Honorees include Sandia mechanical, electrical, civil, aerospace and aeronautical engineers who excel in their respective fields. From the abstract to the technical, each […]

Great Minds in STEM celebrates two Sandia engineers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories systems engineer Kenneth Armijo has been named a 2021 Most Promising Engineer Advanced Degree at the Hispanic Engineering National Achievement Awards Conference. Sandia mechanical engineer Michael Omana was named a 2021 Most Promising Scientist, Masters at the conference. Armijo, who holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering, leads molten salt, […]

Program in fusion energy attracted interns’ eyes

 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— A bold plan paid off this past summer when Sandia National Laboratories staff members LaRico Treadwell and Khalid Hattar combined their passions for increasing inclusion of people of color with developing materials to eventually derive energy from nuclear fusion. Standing to benefit from the pilot project were three undergraduate interns from North Carolina […]

Sandia gives awards, mentoring to local young women

LIVERMORE, Calif. — A three-decade tradition connecting young Bay Area and northern California high school students with accomplished scientists at Sandia National Laboratories was not stopped by the COVID-19 pandemic. This spring, more than 70 students, parents, mentors and educators virtually attended the 30th Sandia Women’s Connection Math & Science Awards. Honorees were nominated by […]

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers names Sandia Labs Organization of the Year

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has been named 2020 Organization of the Year in the government category by the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers. The award, presented during the society’s virtual conference this month, recognizes organizations with a longstanding commitment to cultural diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Nominees must demonstrate support, advocacy […]

Hispanic organization honors nuclear waste management leader, cyber assurance architect

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two experts at Sandia National Laboratories have been honored for their achievements and leadership as top engineers and scientists from the Hispanic community. Evaristo “Tito” Bonano, nuclear energy fuel cycle senior manager, and cyber assurance architect Angela “Ang” Rivas were recognized at the 32nd annual Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference by […]

High school students excel at STEM

LIVERMORE, Calif. – Sandia National Laboratories honored 26 girls from California high schools in the Tri-Valley, East Bay and San Joaquin County at the annual Sandia Women’s Connection Math & Science Awards. The honorees were nominated by their teachers for outstanding accomplishments in STEM. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the students and their families participated in […]

Students applaud Manos science spotlight

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Many of us can thank a teacher or mentor who early in our lives ignited a passion in us for our current professions. For nearly 30 years, Sandia National Laboratories’ Manos — or “hands-on” — program has provided that spark for science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields in thousands of […]

Sandia materials scientist looks to inspire students through STEM program

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For 32 years, Sandia National Laboratories’ Black Leadership Committee has brought science, technology, engineering and math to more than 3,000 middle and high school students through the Hands-On, Minds-On Technologies program. HMTech began as an after-school program to inspire African-American students to pursue STEM careers. Ten years later, it became a Sandia-sponsored […]

Catching dreams

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories in a new partnership with New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement, or NM MESA, has increased the number of students in Sandia’s Dream Catchers Science Program. The latest hands-on science and engineering program was recently held at the University of New Mexico-Gallup campus. Dream Catchers is designed for […]

Sandia measurements expert named Asian American Engineer of the Year

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories senior scientist Hy Tran has been named a 2018 Asian American Engineer of the Year. The award is sponsored by the Chinese Institute of Engineers-USA to salute Asian-American professionals in science, technology, engineering and math who demonstrate exceptional leadership, technical achievements and public service. “I am both deeply humbled […]

Students to learn about Sandia’s global security work during state STEM event

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories will host 30 northern New Mexico middle school students for a day of interactive science, technology, engineering and math activities Tuesday at an event that focuses on the labs’ global security work. The event is part of the New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement, Inc. STEAM Extravaganza. NM MESA […]

National Hispanic engineering organization honors two Sandia engineers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The technical achievements of two Sandia National Laboratories weapons engineers have been recognized by Great Minds in STEM, an organization supporting careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Systems analysis manager Steven Trujillo was awarded for his professional achievements and Humberto Santacruz, a lead engineer on Sandia’s W76-1 System Life Extension Project, […]

Sandia donates $25,000 to Valley Children’s Museum

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Sandia National Laboratories has donated $25,000 to the Valley Children’s Museum in Dublin, California. The grant, made possible through Sandia’s gifts and grants program, will be used to update the museum’s exhibit space and curriculum with engineering-themed activities. “Sandia is honored to be a partner in bringing the world of engineering to […]